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Old 04-09-2017, 08:06 PM   #226
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They do look cool really low, mine won't be !

Yeah looking forward to painting it, shed loads of prep though
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Old 14-09-2017, 12:16 PM   #227
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I've officially started on the bodywork again, bonnet refitted with Aerocatches and a strut too, just clears the windescreen wiper motor.







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Old 14-09-2017, 12:22 PM   #228
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Whats the colour code? I'm sure its the same as my mini?
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Old 14-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #229
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Whats the colour code? I'm sure its the same as my mini?
It's Pageant Blue, think I said nice colour on one of your pictures on facebook
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Old 14-09-2017, 03:03 PM   #230
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It's Pageant Blue, think I said nice colour on one of your pictures on facebook
You did!
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Old 24-09-2017, 09:03 PM   #231
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Not too much done this last week, made some wiring for speakers and refitted the rear arm droop straps. I was going to leave them off but decided they are needed, angled the brackets and the straps clear the anti roll bar when the car is sat on the wheels, rests against it when jacked up but it's not tight so will be fine.

I got a couple of hours outside today so fired it up and changed the oil, it was on the same oil that came in the donor zr last year.



While I had it running I decided to give the brakes a test, the car doesn't half shift when you launch it! Brakes work although I was locking up the rear left, makes sense as thats where least weight is. The masters are .625 for the front and .70 for the rear, with the front calipers needing a lot more fluid than the rear drums the front master does move a lot more than the rear one. I've not messed with the bias valve on the back line yet so might need to do that and maybe adjust the rods on the masters.

Also found the rod on the rear master is wet, fair amount of fluid in the rubber boot.. balls ! If it fills up again I'll change it.

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Old 25-09-2017, 08:27 AM   #232
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Brakes work although I was locking up the rear left, makes sense as thats where least weight is.
Check to see if the rear wheel cylinders are leaking. I used to get this when I left my car standing a while. Turns out the bore of the wheel cylinder gets surface rust and first application of the brakes the rust would damage the seal and cause a leak and it would lock one wheel on braking. Now when I replace rear cylinders I dismantle them before fitting and grease bore and seal with red rubber grease and re-assemble. Never had the issue again.
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Old 25-09-2017, 09:50 AM   #233
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That's interesting, these are new cylinders that I have just fitted. I did notice a drip of fluid on the bleed screw on the rear left though so I gave it an extra 1/4 turn.

If it continues to leak though I'll change it again and grease as you mention.
Would a leak cause it to lock the wheel though, I would have thought it would lack effort rather than lock?
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Old 25-09-2017, 01:06 PM   #234
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That's interesting, these are new cylinders that I have just fitted. I did notice a drip of fluid on the bleed screw on the rear left though so I gave it an extra 1/4 turn.

If it continues to leak though I'll change it again and grease as you mention.
Would a leak cause it to lock the wheel though, I would have thought it would lack effort rather than lock?
I don't fully understand it but I know mine used to lock a rear wheel when the cylinder burst so that was the warning sign for me to check the seal and every time there was fluid behind the rubber boot
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Old 26-09-2017, 08:58 AM   #235
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Yeah that is odd but these things happen!

I guess if the cylinder is leaking then there would be fluid dripping out the drum. I'll keep an eye on it but at the moment I think it was just too much pressure going to the rear and that being the lightest wheel. I was stamping on the breaks after launching across the driveway!
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:59 PM   #236
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A bit more done this weekend, managed to borrow an oxy torch and heated the pineapple out the stuck hinge pin - now out!



Made some stainless covers for the strut tower tops, added clips for pipes and extra support for the fuse box.



Finished off installing the Nos kit.



Engine bay done! Next job paint prep, should keep me busy for a while.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:59 AM   #237
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looking good as usual!
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:09 PM   #238
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Thanks. On it finshing the bodywork up before the whole thing gets rubbed down. It's not perfect or a show car but will all be the same colour and not rusty!

Bit where I burnt the paint off the other day



Front wing / indicator bit rebuilt



Cleaned up the door shuts / back of the wings



Rear arch had to be fabricated, not perfect but its solid



External filler is gone, was quite rotten there



Bottom corners of the rear window were totally rotten, I've seen got to finsh the ally parcelshelf cover.

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:00 AM   #239
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Been busy fitting some proper lighting in the garage, only managed to short the house out once lol. Now I can see how poor my paint finish is doh.

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